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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Snap back to reality...


Ahoy, me smashin pumpkins. I am back into the emotionless hyperspace called office and I am loving my job.From my last post, I have learnt lessons.One, a piece of work could be humorous, happening or horrendously horrifying according to the interpretation of the reader.Two, a piece of work's ego could completely be altered by the light one sees it in.Three, and the most interesting, I do have a clear-cut alter ego!:)
I had been on a ten day voyage which took me to the ports of Mumbai and Bokaro, with a little stopover at the Indian capital.The initial 3 day sojourn to Mumbai was an eye-opener to say the least.Hail you Mumbaikars for living in one of the most amazing cities in the world. I fell in love with the place so much so that I am actually contemplating moving my base to the City of Dreams.And yes, vada pav has the potential to replace the oh-so-stylish pizza globally!!
Next up was Bokaro. Flew back to Delhi and caught a 22 hour long journey to the Steel City. The occasion? India's favourite single episode soap: the wedding!!
It began like Planet Of The Apes in reverse. My relatives, their relatives and anyone who was relatively related eyed me with discovering wonder. I, like a lost prophet, trudged to find someone who would care to understand my long haired, shaggy look philosophy of life. Finding no success, I settled down to the soothing confines of my Ipod Shuffle. More whispers, more disapproving glares. I suddenly realised how it feels to be a turtle in an aquarium.
Like totally.
The acquisition of the occasion was a 7.1 MP camera bought to capture memories of the carnage(what?don't you have emotions??I say phbbbhht!! :P ). I thought of putting up a few pictures and let some of you feel the blissful emotions of matrimony and then decided that it wouldn't go too well with the flavor of my post.The final goodbye of the occasion was my paternal grandma saying "I want to see you up next" or some such. And I realised that being part of a reality show could actually be much worse than I thought.

The return journey was marred by a catastrophe of epic proportions.
I got my cellphone stolen.
Its gone.
Contacts.Pics. Music. Games.Wallpapers.Contacts.Messages.Contacts.

I.am.devastated.Sigh.

Life has resumed with a 1300 rupees cellphone (I double checked to make sure it wasn't a dummy or a transistor they were peddling). Whether the creative workshop in Mumbai has influenced my writing will be told by you guys. The highlights of the weekend gone-by have been FIR at Old Delhi Railway Station, hardcore metal mayhem at Independence Rock, mental assault by landlord over non-payment of rent(now cleared) and pestering by the United Nations over giving up world dominance. So I made up the last one.Yes.
Will write something better when I get my bearings right. You have the option of dismissing this as a filler.Also the tags shall be done in the near future.

Laters.

P.S.- Glad that most of you guys liked my dedication to Heath. After that post, my vision has cleared up. Indeed, chaos is the key...

106 comments:

go-phish said...

you have zii most precious gift!!!!!... you can write! like reallllly! :D

ps-doesnt really make up for the lost cell though now does it?

Solitaire said...

You are up next....

Did she mean, "cellphone stolen victim"?

Gagan said...

Hmm....your not so serious work is also so interesting that I end up smiling at the end of it....Anyway....if ur planning to shift to ur city of dreams....picture this: Its flooded when it rains....and its busy as hell....I mean....at no time at no place will u find solitude ;)

Your cell phone stolen? Maybe its finally time to open up ur options and make some new friends...what say????

Express said...
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Express said...

Yes, mumbai is the world's besht city!
Yes, attending marriages is arrgghh,[bong weddings serve awesome food though..]
Yes, losing phones is a pain is the wrong place, and I have done it twice; my replacement bought then has managed to be with me though :-(

I loved the turtle in the aquarium line, like totaly
;-)

debasish.. said...

Well, genreralizing reader's lik dat ws wiTTy yaa..

I guess, thats true to sm extent !

Abhinav said...

Namaste!

Just another comment!
;-)

Divkiran said...

U R RITE

Its actuly scary u know...the coincidences

Are u a saggi...is it a bad month for us...or is it just a bad mnth!!!

Anurag said...

dude U were in mumbai ...could hv given me a visit :P

Where were u based exactly ??

Lena said...

cell phone stolen? its bad.. the worst about it is getting back the contacts and never be able to get these messages back which one keeps sometimes just as memories..
else you had a nice trip :)

Welcome back!

usha said...

humph.. everyone out there is goin for weddings these days.. I'm missing a big fat Indian wedding fare. :|

n abt the misfortunes, I guess it's in the air.. agrees with Div.

Cinderella. said...

Someone I know stole my brand new 3 month old digicam last year n I could do nothing about it, and still havent gotten over it to go n buy another one !!

Feel better ?

Cinderella. said...

And the Heath post was awesome !

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

Dummy or a transistor......!!!! Lollzz... couldnt stop laughing on this... But i am sure it must be settling your purpose for some time...

Sahefa said...

cell phone stolen is the worst thing which ever happened to me:(

Minerva said...

Beautiful melody...If you could please let me know the album...very serene!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Haven't stopped writing...still write on an infrequent basis...bas pata badal gaya hai :)
http://fortress-of-minerva.spaces.live.com/

Reading this post made me a bit wistful...Bokaro is where my Uncle stays and I have some lovely musical memories of that place....

Metrosexual Monk said...

no, filler was good!

and the super wedding description couldn't get more precise.

Amrita said...

weddings are the best place to loose cell phones

Alok said...

Interesting description of your journey.

Man, I haven't had the "losing your cellphone" experience yet. I hope it remains that way.

lukkydivz said...

lol @ ur long haired shaggy look, but it looks cool :P

you are up next for marriage? :O ;)

Hiren said...

so you were busy enjoying a kin's carnage ... :) and I thot you were suspended for mishandling the fader while on air :-p

city of dreams or not ... but mumbai does surely rock ... and yea the vada pav can triumphantly beat pizzas and burgers :)

commiseration for your cell phone loss ... and dude if this is a filler than my posts are pure gibberish :)

RiverSoul said...

Hey thanks for visiting my blog.
I am in a hurry rite now, but i sure will come back and read it at length.
Bye!!!

Parul Gupta said...

visited ur blog for the first time...u seem to quite interesting person...would surely like to read ur posts....adding u up...

S said...

Arre! Stolen cell phone is BAD! I've been there thrice! Well, atleast you travelled!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awww that's bad about the cellphone.May the thief rot in cellular hell!

Mumbai is a great city no doubt :)

Think Tank said...

Two things ..cheer up because the girls were probably staring at u becoz dey likd ur hairstyle, most ppl at marriages hav a habit at staring at everybody , 2 this tym bacup ur phone its xtremely pissin to loose contacts because u hav 2 feed it into the new ph all ovr again which is probably d boringest thing on earth ...so much for my grandma advice. now the real point ..gr8 post even if its a filler

Hyperactive maniac said...

yes! mumbai rules!
its incredible! i lau lau this place!
:D
oh and losing a cellphone IS devastating!
one small piece of technology is my lifeline! ah the wonders of a cellphonE!
but i digress!
my condolences for the lost phone!!
but weddings are fun :)

Sara said...

You have a funny streak..this one is great-"I suddenly realised how it feels to be a turtle in an aquarium."

V said...

I hear you about weddings. I've safely adopted a new route to deal with wedding-boredom. I starve for a day before the wedding and I fullfil my plate and my tummy the next day.

Good reference to The Planet of the Apes. Atleast now, the movie serves some purpose. [strictly my opinion]

Anu said...

Did you get introduced to long lost aunties daughters.. thats the best part :D ! Sorry about your cell.. ive lost mine twice.. but the pain is still vivid ..sniff!!

Mez said...

I lovetin style. Totally! It's so refreshin and different...even routine mundane stuff sounds uber cool.Keep it up!!

Mez said...

* love ur writin

joiedevivre said...

hmm
dis cell phone is a big headache
ho toh prob nai ho toh prob

Princess Mia said...

so u had a great time in bbay kewl....what did u like abt this place eh....where did u hang out?

also cna u pls gimme a jist of bokara ...pls...whats the palce like....for the last 2 days there is lotsa bokara discussion going on at my place....need to know whats it like.....

n i am bad with mobile fones ;(

Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

I liked reading the post. Its kind candid and straight......I dont dont know what made you feel that it could be a filler.....its more like you are talking to your readers....which is very good.

Yeah......I guess relatives are meant to give unobvious looks n comments for obvious or not so obvious reasons......for them its like doing a duty, so dutyfully they comment, give wierd looks etc etc....

And I did liked the way to have tried to give adjectives to your new phone.....anyways good luck for getting the best one in soonest possible time....

Keep Smiling!!!

nefariousoutlook said...

man you are one helluva writer..amazing dude!! keep it up..

and if you lost your cell phone and are planning to buy a new one..suggesst the new E71 ..check it out ..nice one :)

and will surely keep visiting

Idling in Top Gear said...

"..chaos is the key."

Anyone who has ever driven in India knows that! :)

Too bad what happened to your cellphone.

Illeen said...

cmon..i dont think the wedding was that bad as u put it..u ner speak of the many pairs of eyes(read gals)checking u out...well whatever may ve been the reason.

n on mumbai.. i loved the city on my first visit itself.. :)

and on losing ur cell..too bad..my empathies.does ur 1300 wala have an FM player??mera wala does.. ;)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

SNAP back to reality:

SNAP cos you can't take any more snaps on ya 1300 rs cellphone anymore??

anyways the 7.1 mp camera should be a good substitute..

sooo
'are you the next ape becoming human'??

utopia said...

falling in lowee with mumbai is not surprsising to say the least. but i liked the "arranged marriage" anecdote.
"fish in an aquarium" thats what you felt like heheh!
long shaggy haired boys are too cliche'. pls don't temme that u are under the illusion that ur long hair will deter the propective mom in laws to be.
and all of us loose a phone sometime in life. u'll get a new one. tis not that big a deal.

in the meanwhile keep writing.

Pooja said...

celfone stolen...isolatd at marraige..i sympathise dude...u went thru so mch...at least, u njoyd mumbai...every cloud has a silver lining...:)

Scribblers Inc said...

gophish:thank you...and ya it kinda does...it would take my mind of it...thats the best I can for the moment... :(

Solitaire:not exactly...I guess she meant marriage..but I should have taken it as a premonition I guess...its too late now..:(

Scribblers Inc said...

gagan:all said and done, Mumbai still takes the cake man...and as far as making friends are concerned, thats what I have been doing with this blog from the beginning!!:)

express:agree with mumbai and the tutle line comes from memeories of seeing a turtle in an aquarium.:)

Scribblers Inc said...

debashish:strictly my point of view bro!!

abhinav:arre ate jaate kuch to likh dete bhaiya!!

Scribblers Inc said...

div:arian here...I guess the month is generally messed up..am comin out of a catastrophe as I write this!!

anurag:office was in bandra(e) and I was stayin at Santa cruz...

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lena:thank you for the welcome but then again,it sometimes helps to get rid of emotional baggage..

usha:arre hop into one in your area...trust me, no one actually notices at the weddings!!:P

Scribblers Inc said...

cindrella:shiv shiv shiv!!!thanks for the heath post!!

rushabh:life moves on...

Scribblers Inc said...

sahefa:temme bout it!!

minerva:its advaita...check out their site advaitaonline.netfor their music!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

monk:thanks budy!!

amrita:I actually lost in on the way back..so its worse I guess!!:P

Scribblers Inc said...

alok: *fingers crossed*

luckydivz:I pray not maan!!

Vartika said...

"The initial 3 day sojourn to Mumbai was an eye-opener to say the least.Hail you Mumbaikars for living in one of the most amazing cities in the world. I fell in love with the place so much so that I am actually contemplating moving my base to the City of Dreams.And yes, vada pav has the potential to replace the oh-so-stylish pizza globally!!"

Welcome to my world!
:)
And this thing you wrote:
"it took 3 days in bombay to get over 5 years of delhi!"

what do i say...i am all smiles!

The Trooper said...

Lol glad u liked bombay but dun bother shiftin here.. u wont like it that much anymore!

$mit@ said...

heya long time! nice one...enjoyed the read!

d SINNER!!! said...

:)

it was a loong read but i cmpleted it ...

Gazal said...

ha ha..looks like the wada pav has worked wonders.

hmm i lived in bokaro as a kid.brought back memories.it's a long forgotten town.

*you are next*.....our fav line at weddings

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

That's too bad about the phone,I'd be devastated too.

As far as fitting in, no matter who it's with; I will defer to one of the Cardinal Rules that was posted by Hearts on my page last week:

Don't worry about what other people think; they don't do it very often.

Tis so true.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

MAN IN PAINTING said...

I loved every bit of the whole loaf!It was excellent writing..
Once me too was like a "turtle in the aquarium"(i just loved that).But now all those from the silurian era have accepted me and now I am "the turtle"!
best wishes...
All my neurons are jumping across the brain..From right to left and left to right..
lol
do read my new post and jot what you think
MIP

ceedy said...

Interesting soujourns....

Me originally from bombay so I like you admiration for mah place...

and re: vada pav....I agree with you and invite you to read my dedication to it on my old post
Wuh-Dah-Pow from april...

Deranged Insanity ^.^ said...

Just a quick question:

Who's the singer of Mere Yaar playing on your blog?

Thanks!

Deranged insanity ^.^ said...

And Btw, Aries rock! And so does your blog!

This is not my first visit, but first (actually second) comment!

Keep writing!

Tanmay said...

simple-sumptuous-well penned

and bout mumbai: you are bang on!

Orchid said...

Glad 2 knw u like aamchi mumbai !! we mumbaikars r proud of it..n u always welcome in this city !!

aria said...

never been to mumbai . .so no comments about that..

the wedding part was fun..

and really sorry to know you lost your cell..

Swayam said...

sorry for the cell phone.. and welcome back... you heartless oaff... hehe..

Ferrin B said...

lol i am extremely disappointed to find out your cellphones stolen. especially when it holds " Contacts.Pics. Music. Games.Wallpapers.Contacts.Messages.Contacts." ;)

Ferrin B said...

i guess i know how it feels when your cellphone's stolen..my friend lost hers in a taxi and it was a nightmare.

Bubbly Vodka said...

Thanks for dropping by.

Are you sure the office is an emotionless hyperspace? My office gets a lot emotions flowing inside of me - boredom, anger, frustration, satisfaction. Haha.

I hope you're coping alright with the loss of your phone. It's not easy I have heard.

Scribblers Inc said...

hiren:pray they never suspend me man...but the amount of blogging am doin from out here, that looks like an ominous possibility!!

riversoul: do be back!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

parul:thanks a lot...do tell me if you hate anything!!:)

S:Ya...thats some consolation!!

Scribblers Inc said...

sameera:cellular hell is kreative!!:D

tank:advices taken with a hot cuppa coffee and thanks!!:)

Pallavi Vermani said...

Mumbai is the city of dreams. but don't expect anything because out here people are ready to pounce on you even at an inch distance in all the directions. (not trying to discourage you)

but yes this city will teach you to live. live the hard way. take shit and even then smile. it is a double edged sword.

hmmm...must say u had 10 fooltoo time pass days. and ur description about it WOW! you are a very involved writer. keep it up dude. not every writer gets involved in what he/she writes.

take care!!

AshenGlow said...

Thank God you write.If there's anything i'ud do to pep up my not so interesting office hours.. it would be visiting your blog. Liked it. Loads. Yet more.
And we have something in common. A pitch black background for a template on our web logs.
Uhm.. yeah Duh. I had nothing else to say. Heh. So much for a 72nd comment.
So where was I?.. Yeah.. Thank God you write...

Ashen.

ki said...

awww, sorry about the cellphone. I know how that feels!
And as far as any family functions goes, I always end up feeling like I'm on display so I can empathise! :P

ki said...

(oh and I linked your blog on mine, let me know if that's okay.)

Scribblers Inc said...

maniac:they sure are except the fact that my ilk feels endangered there...and yes, that post was good!!:)

sara:thank you so much sara...be sure to be back for more!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

V:Funny that I share the same opinion about Planet of the Apes...and that eat-till-dead philosophy is worth mulling over...

Anu:not many worth dyin for considering that most have been dating for 4.3 billion years in the least!!:P

Scribblers Inc said...

mez:thank you so much!!hope you come back for more!!:)

joie:kya baat bola hai!!wah wah!!

Scribblers Inc said...

mia:Its bokaro...not bokara...quaint lil town, your steel city, with great roads, heavy foliage and a steel plant to go along...nothing important that I can come up with..anything particular you would want to know??

jigyasa:thanks a lot for the wishes...and thats a real great name you got there!!

Scribblers Inc said...

nefarious:thankyou,thankooooooo...E 71 you say??with the money I got, all I see is E for Elephant...maybe E for Empty?(pockets)

top gear:*sniff*

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ileen:it doesnt!!oh I'l get you for this!!grrr... :(

jane:I am sure gonna give it a try to turn human soon...but I dont know if the sapiens are gonna be happy bout it...

creyzeee said...

guess u kno dis alredy, but u write well! like really really readable stuff...d kinds dat wud get 1 hooked on....cool...
good blog :)

Ranjani said...

Sounds like you had a LOT going on...fun stuff:)

flyingstars said...

hmmm...this is such a reflective & relevant post in todays context...we all dream about moving to big cities but the actual reality is so different that we often have to re-analyze our thoughts & impressions...we just have to live on with the life of big cities which sometimes is very ruthless...every city has its own unique characters!

Crystal.. said...

Are you pagal,bhai? :p

Ria said...

Aww i can understand ur pain and shock. i went thru the same emotions a week back! *sob* But i m over it now. Instead i went ahead and bought a phone worth 13k!!

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

hey i love mumbai too... anyway nice post. loved it
will comment properly later.. gtg in a hurry now..
btw can i have ur email id? i wanted to ask u bout media professions...

brocasarea said...

emotionless hyperspace?..lol..

my elder bro had long hairs..everyone were making fun of him them..tried ipod???

vishesh said...

you are up next...lol :P when the population is exploding? they want us do that :P

Scribblers Inc said...

utopia:if it is a cliche, then is haircut the solution??You also say that my long hair wont deter prospective mom-in-laws...what would be an active deterrent then?can I please have a solution here???:)

pooja:oh with all that rain happenin, the clouds seem to have a lot more than just a silver lining!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

vartika:It all came from the heart, truly speaking!!:)

trooper:eh chal...kuch bhi haan??I bet its a sweet city!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

smita:really long I must add!!why dont you write that often??I miss reading your fare!!welcome back!:)

sinner:oh cmon...its not that long...I try to keep it as short as possible. :|

Scribblers Inc said...

gazal:its a nice lil qaint town..and oh how I have started hating that line!!:D

scarlett:couldnt agree more..would like to ask one thing though...what does viggiatore mean?Just a name?any Latin roots or somesuch?

Scribblers Inc said...

man in painting:glad you liked my writing..and I visited your place!!you have the most awesome ID!!:)


ceedy:padna hai bhai...yahan ka scene thoda tight hai..But I bet you agree that vada pao is the bestest!!:D

Neha said...

Can soooooo relate to the feeling of a cellphone being stolen! Mine got stolen a year back..and im still recovering!!

Interesting blog you've got here...must read more :). One question...whose song is that playing? Mere Yaar? I love it! Will have to keep revisiting your blog till i find the song and download it :)!

Keep Writing!

Scribblers Inc said...

deranged:its actually ujjwal nagar, a good friend and the band is called Advaita.They are from Delhi.Thanks bout about the Aries thing!!:)

tanmay:ya man!!mumbai it is!!\m/

Scribblers Inc said...

orchid:thanks!!:)

aria:its better now, but the nightmare returns to haunt...

Scribblers Inc said...

swayam:thank yew!!:D

ferrinb:oh its bad...baaaad...like reeeeallly baaad!!:'(

Scribblers Inc said...

bubbly:oh my office is strange all right...you gotta read the rest of the stuff and you would know!!:)

pallavi:thanks a ton da!!and yes, I shall come to Mumbai again!!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

ashen:people like you give people like us an extreme dose of self esteem, thus propelling us to write just a lil better...thanks a ton, that meant a lot!!:D

ki:I think this entire generation belongs to a different planet!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

creyzeee:thank you!!really!:)

ranjani:it sure was!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

flyingstars:truly said!!just that I dont relate too well to the characters of the city I am living in right now...:P

crystal:aisa kyun re!!story acha nai laga??:(

Scribblers Inc said...

ria:good thing to do!!I wish to do that soon...finance deparment mein thoda panga hai...:P

harini:thanks...and the mail id is insanemindfreak@gmail.com...feel free to write in!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

broca:are mujic ke bina life kahan!!long hair is a lil toughie but "rock on" should make it a lil better!!:D

vishesh:I wish everyone thought like you dude!!more like US!!goddaammm!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

neha:that is Ujjwal Nagar from ADvaita!!:D

Inexplicably said...

You've got nothing against a larger point size I hope ?

Inexplicably said...

Ah...nice ! Very entertaining. So how's the 1300 rupees phone doin?

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